Convenient browser for Southeast AsiaWhat separates Baidu browser from the crowd is really its region-specific capabilities. Users living in countries such as Indonesia will find convenient additional features such as tracking live sports updates, easy subscriptions to local services, and GIF and meme searching capabilities all built-in. Users living outside Southeast Asia will not have access to these features, but it is still a capable browser with a clean UI, fast downloads, and peppered with handy little additional features, such as being able to view videos in pop-in windows without leaving the page. While popular in Asia, Baidu Browser has a poor track record of handling user data and many privacy concerns have been raised, which will hinder a more widespread adoption. Users concerned that their data is not being appropriately handled or protected will likely be put off. The backing of search giant Baidu by the Chinese government may also be a point of concern, particularly for western users.
Convenient but polarising browser app
Baidu Browser may particularly appeal to users in Southeast Asia, who can take advantage of the region-specific additional features offered, but it is still a capable browser for those living elsewhere. Concerns regarding privacy and data collection may still put some users off.